Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro

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Nightlife in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Michelle M
    Cleveland44 contributions
    This company was fantastic - communicated everything, helped us with any issues we had, even if it wasn't their tour. We would highly recommend them.
    Written July 20, 2021
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  • DC CRUZDIVA
    Upper Marlboro, MD87 contributions
    Absolutely, positively UBERLY amazing!!! I mean phenomenal!!! Our guide Jabier was OUTSTANDING! Very knowledgeable, friendly, patient, great command of the English language, prompt, amazing personality and a genuine love for Rio. He thorough exceeded our expectations (which isn’t easy to do...). We were thoroughly pleased and HIGHLY RECOMMEND Trip in Rio and especially Jabier.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
    Erica
    Written December 30, 2019
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  • robertjameshobson91
    Washington DC, DC1 contribution
    If I could describe our tour in one would, it would be 'unforgettable!'

    Upon booking our trip to Rio, I knew I wanted to see the world famous favelas first-hand. Coming from the United States, so much of what I thought I knew of Rio's colorful, makeshift towns was based on Hollywood's fictionalizations and sensationalized headlines. This tour gave us the chance to cut through the noise and see for ourselves how these beautiful, fascinating communities actually work.

    The tour requires you to wake up before dawn to meet your guide just west of Leblon. Understandably, this may make some visitors uneasy, but rest assured, you are in good hands!
    Henry, our guide, has an amazingly warm personality and made us feel safe 100% of the time (recommendable!). The journey through the Vidigal Favela to the base of the Twin Brothers mountain hiking trail was special. The atmosphere and scenery were breathtaking. The hike was challenging, but manageable. The view of Rio from the top was better than any other view that we've had experienced. Sugar Loaf, Dona Marta, The Redeemer... they all pale in comparison.

    After watching the sunrise, we headed down to Henry's personal house for breakfast and coffee. To our amazement, Henry has a far greater view from his rooftop dining table than most 5-Star hotels can offer from any of their suites (trust me...we checked). Again... everything else paled in comparison!

    We then took a tour around the favela with Henry. We chatted with locals, paused for photos and learned about the people and stories that make Vidigal home for over 30k beautiful, welcoming people. In addition to our own photos, Henry captured some great shots of our journey -- far better than my own, which I sincerely appreciate after looking at my own amateur shots.

    Many thanks, Henry - WE WILL CRETAINLY BE BACK!!! I recommend this tour to everyone!
    Written August 4, 2021
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  • Jane D
    Canton of Zurich, Switzerland120 contributions
    Clara lead our English-speaking tour group around Rio’s old town and kept us interested in the sites and history for almost 3 hours. She shared a lot of the history in an enjoyable way and was very willing to answer questions and give tips for the rest of our stay in Rio. Definitely recommend this tour!
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • niven n
    Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
    Awesome way to meet amazing people from all over the world all while getting crazy drunk.
    The hosts were amazing throughout the entire night.

    We would have booked another pub crawl with them if we had the time.

    Thanks guys
    Written March 3, 2020
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  • Jonathan M
    4 contributions
    Wow what a great place! SAMBA SAMBA SAMBA!

    Slight cover charge to get in, but its well worth it. Live music all night with various bands thought the week. The night I attended they had a band with the guy with a trombone, WOW HE WAS GOOD.

    The drink prices are very resonable for an experiance of this caliber. Food was ok but go for music, drinks and dancing.

    The overall vibe is grown and sexy I would say, but very down to earth.

    I took an uber to get there and was dropped off in front.

    It was a good mixture if locals as well as a few foriegn (gringo) guest, but we all partied together nicely.

    Definitely will be back whenever Im in Rio for a nice night on the town in lapa!
    Written May 5, 2022
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  • Julia Plieva
    Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine531 contributions
    This place is gorgeous from the atmosphere point of view! This is the only place that truly made me dance during the last 10 years! The music and Brazilian dance is something outstanding! The club is multi-level with incredible design which is different in each zone.
    The meal are great!
    This place has some magnetic very light atmosphere where you really relax, getting fun and feel happy!
    Written March 4, 2020
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  • Patricia M
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ7 contributions
    I love this place!!! The best in Rio! Good music, good vibration, nice people and the music is the best of Rio!!!!
    Written February 27, 2019
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  • Feyne Allday J
    Perth, Australia154 contributions
    Stayed in Rio for 22 days and went out most nights and honestly feel as though I'm qualified enough to say this is by far the best night out Rio has to offer.

    The location is slightly far so you want to go with friends. Split the uber.

    Entry to this amazing club is only 20 rial.

    To go upper levels its an additional 20 but tbh there was a way better atmosphere at the bottom, more dancing, less pretentious people haha

    Drinks are unbelievably cheap here so a good night is ensured. 2 rial for a beer or vodka.

    The DJs play decent music too not just constant samba or funk.

    Highly recommended if in Rio and want the real Brazilian experience

    Written June 23, 2017
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  • DizzyBlonde23
    Halifax, UK534 contributions
    Visited as part of a bar tour of Lapa.

    Was busy but had a great atmosphere with good samba band and music. Had a simple Caipirinha which wasn’t the cheapest we had in Rio but worth it for the music and atmosphere.

    Bar staff and the band were friendly.

    Even tried our hand at dancing Samba which was a laugh!

    Would recommend visiting if part of a group but if travelling alone may get a bit lost in the crowd!
    Written September 29, 2018
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  • Naomi Yamamoto
    Lima, Peru5 contributions
    I visited that place last Thursday night and they were performing samba live. You can get a beer can for 6 reales and enjoy the music. I loved the place, it’s small but cozy.
    Written August 7, 2019
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  • Lloyd A
    1 contribution
    Brazil what a place ! This was an incredible trip
    all organised from David. He was exceptional throughout the trip and introduced us to wonderful individuals out in Brazil who I still stay in contact with. David led the charge with helpful information, humor, expertise and self-confidence. We highly recommend David who is now brother to us and a good friend. I highly recommend him to you guys if you ever need help in Brazil especially in Rio de Janeiro. Hope you enjoy Brazil as much as I did
    and make sure you experience the Carnival too.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • NickVisiteur
    Pune, India3 contributions
    Great guide in Rio!
    Made the tours very friendly and fun.
    Good recommendations for bars and restaurants too.
    Cécile took good care of us despite the rainy days in Rio ;-) She offered to adjust schedule and activities so we could enjoy the most of Rio.
    A must: the visit of favela do rocinha!
    Written August 16, 2018
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